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2014 BoekBedonnerd Literary Festival Programme

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The 2014 Richmond BookBedonnerd Literary Festival kicked off yesterday, and runs until Saturday, 25 October.

This year’s festival will be graced by renowned Elvis Presley artist James Marais, as well as Dawn Garisch, Jonty Driver, Dominique Botha, Clinton V du Plessis, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Cristo Brand.

Check out the programme for this year’s festival:

2014 BookBedonnerd Literary Festival Programme

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Join Ebrahim Ebrahim and Makhosazana Xaba for a Discussion of Askari by Jacob Dlamini at Wits University

Askari: A story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggleWiSER would like to invite you to a discussion of Askari: A story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle by Jacob Dlamini.

Ebrahim Ebrahim and Makhosazana Xaba will be discussing Dlamini’s book with him.

The event is taking place on Wednesday, 29 October at 6 PM at the WiSER seminar room at the University of the Witwatersrand.

See you there!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Venue: WiSER Seminar Room
    6th Floor
    Richard Ward Building
    East Campus
    Wits University
    1 Jan Smuts Avenue
    Braamfontein
  • Guest Speakers: Ebrahim Ebrahim and Makhosazana
  • RSVP: Najibha.Deshmukh@wits.ac.za

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Join Imtiaz Sooliman and Shafiq Morton for the Launch of Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers in Cape Town

Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to AllYou are invited to the launch of Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All by Shafiq Morton.

Imtiaz Sooliman and Shafiq Morton will deliver a presentation about Gift of the Givers and the book, followed by a book signing.

The launch will be at the Cape Town office of Gift of the Givers, on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 8 PM.

See you there!

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  • Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Gift of the Givers Offices
    45 Noll Avenue
    Rylands Estate | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Imtiaz Sooliman
  • Refreshments: Refreshments will be served
  • RSVP: 021 638 7909

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Swedish Translation of Nthikeng Mohlele's Small Things to be Launched at Stockholm Literature Festival

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Nthikeng Mohlele, whose latest novel Rusty Bell was recently released, will be in Sweden this weekend to launch Joburg Blues, the Swedish translation of Small Things, at the Stockholm Literature Festival.

The festival runs from 24 to 26 October, and features 60 events. Guests this year include prominent international authors: Ying Chen (Canada), Carol Ann Duffy (UK), Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico/USA), Aminatta Forna (UK), Josefine Klougart (Denmark), Sofi Oksanen (Finland) Michail Sjisjkin (Russia/Switzerland), Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia), Enrique Vila-Matas (Spain), Goran Vojnović (Slovenia), Edmund White (USA), and Samar Yazbek (Syria/France).

Mohlele will take part in a discussion with writer Elisabeth Hjorth on Saturday, followed by a book signing and reading.

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  • Joburg Blues by Nthikeng Mohlele
    Book homepage
    EAN: 9789187347634

Don't Miss the 10th Annual HorrorFest at The Book Lounge

Halloween is approaching, and that means it’s almost time for this year’s Horrorfest at The Book Lounge in Cape Town.

Home RemediesCabin FeverBloody Parchment: The Root Cellar

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From The Book Lounge:

It’s once again time to dust off your witch’s hat, release the tarantulas and carve that spooky pumpkin, because the SA HorrorFest Bloody Parchment event happening at the Book Lounge on October 29 at 6pm. Get into the creepy spirit by dressing up as your favourite ghoul or ghost, and join us for an evening of haunted thrills when the likes of Diane Awerbuck, Ruth Browne, SA Partridge, Nerine Dorman, Carine Engelbrecht, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Zane Marc Gentis and David Horscroft gather to share their tales of weirdness and terror.

As usual, the opening event will be followed by film screenings over the next few days at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town (29 October – 7 November) and The Bioscope in Johannesburg.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge
    71 Roeland St
    Cape Town | Map
  • Participating ghouls: Diane Awerbuck, Ruth Browne, SA Partridge, Nerine Dorman, Carine Engelbrecht, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Zane Marc Gentis, David Horscroft
  • RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com, 021 462 2425

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Join Diane Awerbuck and Rachel Zadok in Conversation at David Krut Projects Cape Town

David Krut Projects Cape Town invites you to a special evening with Diane Awerbuck and Rachel Zadok on Thursday, 30 October 2014.

Gem Squash TokolosheSister-SisterHome RemediesCabin FeverGardening At Night

Awerbuck – author of Gardening at Night, Cabin Fever and Home Remedies – will be chatting to Zadok – author of Gem Squash Tokoloshee and Sister-Sister – about the elements of their writing and their approaches to planning and writing novels.

The discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

Don’t miss it!

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